Ghostriders stick it to Leafs 7-2 in Fernie
The Nelson Leafs got out worked, out shot and out scored Friday night in Fernie.
The Ghostriders blasted the Green and White 7-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference action in the East Kootenay City.
The loss is the second time in as many games an Eddie Mountain team has completely dominated the Leafs.
Creston pounded Nelson 9-3 in November.
The Riders scored three times during a seven minute span in the first period and never looked back.
Kale Johnston scored three times while John Thompson, Spencer Bender, Ben Primeau and Kurtis Bond added singles as Fernie held period leads of 3-1 and 6-2.
Former Nelson Leaf Blake Arcuri, who had a stint playing in California earlier this season before signing with the Ghostriders, had an assist.
Troy Petrich, scoring his first goal of the season for Nelson, and Travis Wellman replied for Nelson.
Fernie out shot Nelson 46-28 making a winner out of netminder Phoenix Logan-Hill.
Brad Rebagliati started the game for Nelson before being replace between the pipes by Tyler Moffat.
Nelson is off until Friday, December 13 when the Leafs travel to Beaver Valley for a tough divisional game against the Nitehawks.
Nelson currently leads the Hawks by nine points in Murdoch Division standings. Beaver Valley, which dropped a 3-2 overtime decision Friday to Spokane, had two games in hand on Nelson.
The Hawks make up one of those games Saturday in Kimberley against the Dynamiters.